Southern Ute Tribal Seal

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  • Food Distribution Program

    …equired Child support to or for a non-household member are allowed a deduction for the amount of monthly child support paid. Foods Available Each month, participating households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced…

  • History of the Southern Ute

    …en raw. They could be dried for later use or ground into a flour to make stews thicker. Utes would use earthen ovens to cook food. They would prepare the food items and place them into a four-foot deep hole lined with stones. A fire was built on top…

  • Emergency Family Services

    …eservation. Emergency grant funds are limited to $600 per eligible tribal member age 18 and over. Emergency needs, including food, shelter, utilities, and emergency appliance repair or replacement (refrigerator, range, washing machine, or dryer…

  • Sun Dance

    …ipate in the ceremony as a dancer. At the visible level, participation involves a four-day fast – abstaining from both food and liquid – conducted inside the Sundance lodge, there undergoing the various ceremonies connected with the…

  • Living in La Plata County

    …directly related to the cultural and religious heritage of the Tribe and because some Tribal members depend on wildlife for food. The Tribe strictly regulates the time, place, and manner of hunting and fishing on the Reservation and enforces its…

  • Guiding and Outfitting

    …, or wildlife by means of vehicle, vessel, or pack animal, facilities including but not limited to tents, cabins, camp gear, food, or similar supplies, equipment, or accommodations, and guiding, leading, packing, protecting, supervising,…

  • Bison Program

    …ndurance to the Utes. Historically, bison were also important for the day-to-day survival of the people, providing essential food and hides for clothing and shelter. The Utes first started pursuing bison when the Spanish brought horses to the West…

  • Tribal Services Department

    …on through five divisions and programs within Tribal Services which are: Elders Services Program, Emergency Family Services, Food Distribution, Social Services and Vocational Rehabilitation. Additionally, Tribal Services Programs seek to…

  • Visitation

    …if approved by the Supervising Officer on duty. Contact visits may be denied at the discretion of the Director or Designee. Food, Drinks, Contraband, Personal Property such as Purses, Diaper Bags, Back Packs, Hats, Cell Phones, Sun Glasses or…

  • Inmate Mail

    …lease from incarceration will not be accepted, and will be returned to sender Other types or mail that will not be accepted: Food. Clothing (unless approved for release). Stamps and writing material. Greeting cards that contain batteries, metal or…